~Thank you for visiting Pearl Harbor~In this hallowed harbor you can feel a chill in the air andmany say you can still hear the bombs being dropped fromthe Japanese Airplanes. Many American lives were takenon December 7, 1941, but we were not defeated.~Come and learn the story of Pearl Harbor~Click on the link below for a Map of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941http://www.ibiblio.org/phha/PEARL_HARBOR_MAP.GIF
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Location of Pearl Harbor• Pearl Harbor is located in the state of Hawaii.• Much of the harbor is surrounded by land.Below are two websites that show the location of Pearl Harbor:http://virtualglobetrotting.com/map/pearl-harbor/view/?service=0http://www.worldtimezone.com/time/wtzresult.php?CiID=34671
The Military Base at Pearl Harbor 1941• The Military Base at Pearl Harbor in 1941 was the homestation of the U.S. Pacific Fleet.• This Military Base had huge ammunition depots and wasringed with airfields.• In 1941 this base was home to vessels, battleships,aircraft carriers, and Navy and Army planes• Below is a website of this Military Base in 1941:(http://www.awesomestories.com/assets/us-fleet-at-pearl-harbor-layout)
Location of Japan• The country of Japan lies in the Pacific Ocean.• Japan is an island nation in East Asia.• The distance from Japan to Pearl Harbor is 3,943 milesBelow is a website that shows the distancefrom Japan to Pearl Harbor:(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a5/Map_of_Pearl_Harbor_attack_force.jpg)
Location ofPearl Harbor and JapanThe 1stand 2ndAttacksOn Pearl Harbor
Japanese Route to Pearl Harbor• The Japanese military started their journey to Pearl Harbor onNovember 26th.• It took them twelve days to reach Pearl Harbor.• The weather was foggy and the Japanese were undetected.• The Japanese military fleet included six aircraft carriers, twobattleships, support cruisers, destroyers, and supply ships.Below is a website that has a picture of the routethat the Japanese took to get to Pearl Harbor:(http://www.pearlharbortour.com/179/pearl-harbor-attack-route/)
Airfields Attacked• The airfields at Pearl Harbor were attacked at 7:53 a.m. and 8: 55 a.m.• The airfields were attacked at almost the same time to make any type ofdefense impossible.• Within minutes the air defense of Pearl Harbor was nearly destroyed.• A total of 188 planes were destroyed in the attacks.Below are websites that show pictures of theattacks on the airfields:http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/events/wwii-pac/pearlhbr/ph-air.htmhttp://http://olive-drab.com/od_history_ww2_ops_battles_1941pearl.php
Battleship Row Attacked• All eight battleships were either sunk or badly damaged.• The USS Arizona Battleship sank in nine minutes.• The Japanese military targeted Battleship Row because itwanted to have the best battleships on the Pacific OceanBelow are websites that show pictures of theattacks on Battleship Rowhttp://www.ibiblio.org/phha/Main.htmlhttp://maps.thefullwiki.org/Battleship_Row
Location ofPearl Harbor and JapanThe Aftermath of TheAttacks
Rescue Operations• Pearl Harbor causalities totaled almost 3,500.• Every soldier, no matter what station, helped rescue men trapped.• Even though four hundred soldiers died trapped in the USS Oklahoma,thirty-two lives were saved by cutting through the hull of the ship withtorches.Below are two websites that show pictures and share storiesfrom the rescue operation at Pearl Harborhttp://homeofheroes.com/pearlharbor/pearl_7ashes.htmlhttp://www2.ljworld.com/news/2009/dec/07/pearl-harbor-sailor-recalls-rescue-effort/
Repair and Recovery from Attacks• Soldiers from across the country and contracted civilians went towork on battleships that could be recovered.• This took nearly a year and 20,000 man hours.• The Utah and Arizona are the only two battleship unable to berecovered.• Eighty percent of the aircraft was salvaged.Below is a website that contains pictures ofthe repair and recovery of the battleships:http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/events/wwii-pac/pearlhbr/ph-salv.htm
Declaring War on Japan• President Roosevelt declared war on Japan on December 8, 1941.• When President Roosevelt asked the USA Congress to enter into warwith Japan all but one person voting said yes.Below are websites that will let you read and listenand read President Roosevelt’s Speech:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VqQAf74fsEhttp://docs.fdrlibrary.marist.edu/tmirhdee.html.
On every front, we faced down impossibleodds -- and out of the ashes of conflict,America rose more prepared than ever tomeet the challenges of the day, sure thatthere was no trial we could not overcome.President Obama- December 7, 2012
Location ofPearl Harbor and JapanThank You For VisitingPearl Harbor!.